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10 July - Breakfast@Hallam Truck

Paul Smith, MD of the KS Environmental Group is our guest speaker at the next breakfast to be held Thursday 31 July at Hallam Truck Centre, Princes Highway Hallam.

Paul will talk about the importance of continuous learning in business and his recent experience attending the Harvard Business' School program for family businesses.

A hard copy booking form is HERE

An online booking form is HERE

4th July

The VWMA wishes the former CEO of the VTA, Mr Phil Lovel, all the best on his retirement after 28 years leading the association, during which time, the formation of the VWMA came about. 

1 July

 A link to the latest Waste pay rates (from July 2014) schedule is available in the members section HERE

14 February 2014

The Annual survey of business conditions in the waste industry can be accessed HERE

The survey will be open until 4pm Friday 28th Febraury

13th January 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the VWMA was held on Thursday 6th of February  Access to the minutes and Annual report are HERE through to the member's page (LOGIN required)

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Latest E-News

Issue 153

  • Issue 153 contains news from multiple Industry Stakeholders and Notice of the VWMA Annual General Meeting. You can read E-News Issue 153 HERE.

Issue 152

  • Issue 152 opens with a report on the Governemnt's announcement of the successful tenderer for the SE Organics contract, Notice of the AGM next February, advice about the office closure, and membership milestones. You can read E-News Issue 152 HERE

Issue 151

  • Issue 151 announces the release of the VWMA 2014-15 Strategic Plan and a commentary on the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Strategic Plan. You can read E-News Issue 151 HERE.

Click HERE to view the E-News Archive.



Thanks to all who attended the Seminar. You can read the reports and presentations HERE

View the Full VWMA 2014 Events Calendar

Previous Breakfast Presentations

March 14: Jenny Pickles HERE

June 13:  Dr Adam Read from the UK, a key waste consultant.   HERE

Nov12:  John Merrit EPA's CEO   HERE


The Victorian Waste Management Association provides members with:

  • A regular newsletter outlining current issues, activities and events the Association is involved in,
  • General industrial relations advice and information on the Waste Management Award 2010 and related issues.
  • Specialist industrial relations representation and enterprise agreement negotiations (member rates)
  • Access to the resources of the Victorian Transport Association, including fuel levy information.
  • Advocacy with government on legislativeand compliance issues in OHS & environmental regulation.
  • Networking events with guest speakers, seminars and a biannual conference.
  • Industry based training courses (member rates).

For more information on Membership of the VWMA please click HERE or contact the VWMA HERE.

The Victorian Waste Management Association offers a range of industry specific training courses. The courses are delivered in various locations across Victoria - Regional operators haven't been forgotten!

Some of the courses on offer include:

Click HERE to find out more training, course dates and locations and/or to download a registration form.

About Us

The Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) is the key division of the Victorian Transport Association representing the waste and recycling sectors.  We are a member based, not for profit association that aims to be the leading association for recycling and waste management in Victoria.

The VWMA works to promote best practice and the highest industry standards through providing Member services and advice on industrial relations,occupational health and safety issues and environmental regulations.

The VWMA represents its members and advocates and lobbies on their behalf on issues and policies affecting them by developing professional relationships with the relevant Government agencies, the wider waste industry and the public

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